#ADA11 – Shari Steele, Executive Director, EFF – Electronic Frontier Foundation. Shari talks about the EFF about 20 seconds in, but the whole video is worth watching!
Prior to becoming EFF’s Executive Director in 2000, Shari served as EFF’s Legal Director for eight years. She is also co-founder of Bridges.org, a nonprofit working to ensure sound technology policy in developing nations. She has spoken widely on civil liberties law in newly emerging technologies, including on the CBS Evening News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio. As EFF’s Legal Director, she advised the NTIA on hate crimes in telecommunications, the U.S. Sentencing Commission on sentencing guidelines for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the No Electronic Theft Act, and the National Research Council on U.S. encryption policy. She has spoken about Internet law as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s lecture series on the Internet, the ABA’s TechWorld Conference, the National Law Journal’s annual Computer Law Conference, and the National Forum for Women Corporate Counsel. A graduate of Widener University School of Law, Shari later served as a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. Ms. Steele also holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Media from West Chester University.
We want to also celebrate ALL the women who fight for our freedoms at the EFF, thank you!
Cindy Cohn, Kellie Brownell, Andrea Chiang, Eva Galperin, Gwen Hinze, Marcia Hofmann, Rebecca Jeschke, Cherese Logan, Lori McCoy, Corynne McSherry, Abigail Phillips, Rebecca Reagan, Rainey Reitman, Katitza Rodriguez, Julie Samuels, Stephanie Shattuck, Lisa Wright, Jillian York.
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